Question about Amana DRB1901C Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Replaced defrost timer and pressure switch 18 months ago, now it just doesn't run at all. 11 yrs old...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there are 3 components in the defrost system that can go bad. timer, defrost thermostat, and defrost heater. since youve already replaced timer that means youve eliminated it as a bad component. the most common defrost system failure is actually the defrost thermostat. moisture will infiltrat into the control and ause it to short out. the way to check it is:
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Yes your compressor is coming to a stop. There was a 5yr warranty I am sure but if it's 6.5yrs now it's still beyond coverage. I would call some authorized companies familiar with these models who replace the compressors. Not all companies do. Shop around for the best price. I am sure you can do better than $700. I can usually compete that job in 1.5hrs. And the replacement is a great compressor.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
IF ITS A DEFROST TIMER AND NOT A BORD THE WIRES ARE HEATER POWER COMPRESSOR THEN NEUTRAL IS ALONE.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2010
Testimonial: "I connected a jumper from the compressor to the power and I'm back in business. I'll have to find a new timer in the morning. Thank you!"
Hello, Unfortunately the compressor likely is seized now. There are a couple of reasons that the original start device failed, 1) faulty connection. 2) poor quality part. 3) compressor was running non-stop due to other deficiencies in the unit or 4) the compressor was failing to begin with. The compressor may indeed check out ok as far as electrically ( windings ) but the mechanical component ( rotor ) has locked/seized up. You can determine whether it is the windings by checking the ohm value between common to start, common to run and run to start ( c-s, c-r, r-s ) and look for values similar to 6ohms, 3ohms, & 9ohms. Then check the start and run & common windings against the compressor casing to see if windings are shorted. In order to double check the mechanical component you'd need another hard start, ( or a test cord direct to 120vac, but that should only be done by an experienced tech ). nothing else will start it at this point obviously or you wouldn't be using a hard start already. The other unfortunate issue is this, many of these compressor's have a 10yr. parts only warranty but that was voided as soon as the 3in1 hard start was installed. In the end I'm likely not telling you anything you didn't already suspect or know in fact, but it is likely the compressor. I sympathsize, seized compressors **** ! Hope this answers your question and moves you forward. good luck macmarkus :)
Posted on May 08, 2010
I assume you mean water leaking on floor of bottom freezer? There should be a small hole in floor in back to drain defrosted water down to pan under unit. This line might be clogged with food or frozen water. Carefully pour some hot/boiling water down tube to clear. You should see it empty into pan under unit where fan evaporates it.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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